A friend of mine got these on sale and let me take a listen...Sound
The first thing that came to my mind when I tried these was WTF!!!
This is a closed ear pad can, and if anything I was expecting a somewhat bass heavy presentation. Instead I got one hell of a lean sound signature. I moved them around and placing the headband towards the front did bring up some of upper bass and warmth, but things were still recessed. These are fairly position sensitive.
The vocals were panned to the left, and things sounded sort of wonky. Definitively some uneveness and driver imbalance problem going on.
The treble seemed well extended but also fairly uneven. These are not necessarily very fatiguing cans. Just awfully weird sounding.Comfort
These fitted me fairly tight around my head. The headband was well cushioned and seemed similar to the B&W P5, but nowhere near the B&W comfort. I cannot miss them. The cans will constantly and unequivocally remind me that they are on my head.Presentation
These absolutely look the part. Nice metal frame and leather like cushions. Very elegant.Price
As of this post they are ~$80 (or cheaper) w an $300 MSRP. The sound is effed up. Maybe quality control problems.OverallRun Away.
At least until Martin Logan fixes this thing (quality control, driver selection, damping scheme or whatever).Measurements
Frequency Response difference when moving headband towards front (Left Driver)
white - headband normal / blue - headband forward